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Michael Mayo, Sr.

Michael Mayo, Sr. is a member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors.

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County Board Adopts Measure to Limit the Shackling of Pregnant Women
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County Board Adopts Measure to Limit the Shackling of Pregnant Women

"The practice of restraining pregnant women is demeaning and unnecessary and best efforts must be made to avoid this practice at all costs."

County Board Confirms Director of New Office on African American Affairs
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County Board Confirms Director of New Office on African American Affairs

"I look forward to the office's recommendations for changes in County programs and laws that disparately impact African Americans."

GOP Tax Plan Hurts Milwaukee County Workers
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GOP Tax Plan Hurts Milwaukee County Workers

"The proposal by legislative Republicans would put Milwaukee in a $21 million hole..."

Eyes on Milwaukee: Will County Give Pension to State?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Will County Give Pension to State?

Board approves work group to study state takeover of pension system.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Should County Operate Streetcar?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Should County Operate Streetcar?

Board members push -- belatedly -- for county transit to operate streetcar.

Unprecedented City-County Effort Will Yield Major Improvements to Parks and Prepare for 100-year Storm
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Unprecedented City-County Effort Will Yield Major Improvements to Parks and Prepare for 100-year Storm

Planning for the joint City-County effort has been underway for nearly ten years.

Murphy’s Law: Is a County Wheel Tax Needed?
Murphy’s Law

Is a County Wheel Tax Needed?

Abele says yes, board members are opposed. Who’s right?

County Executive Abele Breaks Commitment to Not Increase Taxes
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County Executive Abele Breaks Commitment to Not Increase Taxes

Proposed wheel tax is an 80% increase for suburbs, 63% increase for city

Eyes on Milwaukee: Chris Abele Unveils Plan to Save Transportation
Eyes on Milwaukee

Chris Abele Unveils Plan to Save Transportation

Annual fee would provide $27 million for county transit and roads. One supervisor already opposed.

Milwaukee County Supervisors Avoid Opportunity to Remove Estabrook Dam
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Milwaukee County Supervisors Avoid Opportunity to Remove Estabrook Dam

Finance and Audit Committee ignores Parks Department’s expert opinion to remove blighted structure

County Panel Refuses Move Toward Transparency
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County Panel Refuses Move Toward Transparency

Committee Will Not Provide Public Notice of Budgetary Changes

Murphy’s Law: How to Destroy a Transit System
Murphy’s Law

How to Destroy a Transit System

County board's free bus ride program triggers huge deficits that could overwhelm system.

Board Chairman Lipscomb Announces Standing Committee Assignments for the 2016-2018 term
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Board Chairman Lipscomb Announces Standing Committee Assignments for the 2016-2018 term

I am excited to announce the historic appointment of Supervisor Peggy A. West as Chairwoman of Milwaukee County’s Finance Committee.

Murphy’s Law: County Pension Scandal Poster Boys
Murphy’s Law

County Pension Scandal Poster Boys

Six veterans seeking re-election voted for infamous pension plan that ripped off taxpayers.

County Will Allow Politics in Parks

County Will Allow Politics in Parks

“Bizarre” ban on political activity had restricted free speech for more than a decade.

Board Passes Amendment Asking for Creation of Regional Transit Authority
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Board Passes Amendment Asking for Creation of Regional Transit Authority

“Let The People Have Their Say on Transit”

County Panel Refuses to Label Community ID Cards
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County Panel Refuses to Label Community ID Cards

“The authors of the legislation funding the Community ID program with taxpayer dollars have said publicly that the ID cards will not be used for voting.”

County Board’s Finance Committee Approves Mayo Amendments
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County Board’s Finance Committee Approves Mayo Amendments

Measures Include Request for 0.5 Percent Transit Sales Tax, 80X Bus Route Expansion

Cultural Assets Are Important, But Let’s Not Forget Transit
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Cultural Assets Are Important, But Let’s Not Forget Transit

Supervisor Michael Mayo, Sr. Calls for Transit Funding. If New Public Backing for Regional Cultural Assets is Approved

Supervisor Michael Mayo, Sr. Expresses “Shock and Disappointment” at County Executive’s Remarks About African Americans
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Supervisor Michael Mayo, Sr. Expresses “Shock and Disappointment” at County Executive’s Remarks About African Americans

“What Was Chris Abele Thinking When He Addressed African American Concerns?” Mayo Asks

Supervisor Michael Mayo, Sr. Says Park East Sale “Not a Good Deal”
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Supervisor Michael Mayo, Sr. Says Park East Sale “Not a Good Deal”

Says County Executive should have gotten more than $1 for land

Bucks hope to break ground this year on Park East practice facility
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Bucks hope to break ground this year on Park East practice facility

Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic, Supervisor Mayo, Call for Restoration of Bus Service
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Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic, Supervisor Mayo, Call for Restoration of Bus Service

Mayo Calls for Immediate Resumption of Talks, Dimitrijevic Calls for a Compromise

As bus drivers vote, transit union chief predicting strike
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As bus drivers vote, transit union chief predicting strike

Supervisor Mayo Urges MCTS and Transit Union to Return To Bargaining Table to Avoid Strike
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Supervisor Mayo Urges MCTS and Transit Union to Return To Bargaining Table to Avoid Strike

Supervisor Michael Mayo, Sr. Says Bus Strike Would Be "Catastrophic" for People Who Rely on Public Transportation

With State Budget Talks Stalling, County Board Transportation Committee Calls for More Responsible I-94 Plan
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With State Budget Talks Stalling, County Board Transportation Committee Calls for More Responsible I-94 Plan

Instead of $850 Million Highway Expansion, Committee Supports Cost-Effective Repair of I-94, Better Transit

Supervisors Romo West, Mayo to Hold Informational Public Meeting March 23
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Supervisors Romo West, Mayo to Hold Informational Public Meeting March 23

Chairwoman and Vice Chairman of County Board’s Health and Human Needs Committee to discuss how the proposed state budget will affect FamilyCare, IRIS and SeniorCare

Supervisor Michael Mayo, Sr. Slams Gov. Scott Walker’s Budget Proposal
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Supervisor Michael Mayo, Sr. Slams Gov. Scott Walker’s Budget Proposal

Mayo Says Budget Would Hurt Senior Citizens, Persons with Disabilities

Sups. Mayo, Taylor Ask Mental Health Board for Independent Investigation into Janet Johnson Death
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Sups. Mayo, Taylor Ask Mental Health Board for Independent Investigation into Janet Johnson Death

Letter from Supervisor Michael Mayo, Sr. Vice Chair, Health and Human Needs Committee, Supervisor Steve F. Taylor

Murphy’s Law: The County Board’s Anti-Environmental Boondoggle
Murphy’s Law

The County Board’s Anti-Environmental Boondoggle

Its Estabrook Dam decision will cost taxpayers millions and harm environment.

Milwaukee County Supervisor Michael Mayo, Sr. Announces Opposition to Downtown Transit Center and O’Donnell Park Sales
Time to let the public decide on the streetcar
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Time to let the public decide on the streetcar

Statement from Alderman Joe Davis, Sr. November 26, 2014

Supervisor Michael Mayo, Sr. Criticizes Administration For “Lack of Transparency” in Budget Proposal
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Supervisor Michael Mayo, Sr. Criticizes Administration For “Lack of Transparency” in Budget Proposal

Mayo Says Administration Officials Not Open About Their Decisions

Supervisor Mayo Invites Public to Free Concert at Columbus Park
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Supervisor Mayo Invites Public to Free Concert at Columbus Park

Part of Milwaukee County Parks Summer Concert Series

Supervisor Michael Mayo, Sr. Questions Sale Price on O’Donnell Park Parking Structure
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Supervisor Michael Mayo, Sr. Questions Sale Price on O’Donnell Park Parking Structure

He Says Proposal May Have to "Go Back to the Drawing Board"

Murphy’s Law: Who’s To Blame For Yet Another Pension Giveaway?
Murphy’s Law

Who’s To Blame For Yet Another Pension Giveaway?

Abele wants some 200 retirees to stop getting illegal pension benefits, but board members are outraged.

County Board Committee Approves Implementation of Express Route
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County Board Committee Approves Implementation of Express Route

The Milwaukee County Board's Transportation, Public Works and Transit Committee today authorized a proposed temporary express route to extend existing transit services from Milwaukee County to Waukesha County and back to increase access to areas of employment during the Zoo Interchange reconstruction and expansion project.

The Time is Now to Move Forward on Transit
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The Time is Now to Move Forward on Transit

Supervisor Mayo calls on the County Executive to take immediate action and re-open the bid for transit.

Supervisor Michael Mayo, Sr. Says County Executive Is Not Being Transparent About Transit Appeal Process
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Supervisor Michael Mayo, Sr. Says County Executive Is Not Being Transparent About Transit Appeal Process

Transit Ridership of Milwaukee County is "Handcuffed" by The County Executive's Demand for a New RFP Appeals Process

Supervisor Michael Mayo, Sr. Critical of Mental Health Bill
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Supervisor Michael Mayo, Sr. Critical of Mental Health Bill

This Bill Lacks Accountability and Spends Tax Dollars Without Representation

Supervisors Say “It’s Time to Move Forward on Transit”
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Supervisors Say “It’s Time to Move Forward on Transit”

They Urge the County Executive to Issue a New Transit RFP

Supervisor Michael Mayo, Sr. QUESTIONS Bill on Mental Health
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Supervisor Michael Mayo, Sr. QUESTIONS Bill on Mental Health

Says Legislation Could Reduce Accountability, Looks Like More of the Same; He Questions How It Will Help Patients

Milwaukee County Supervisor Michael Mayo, Sr. Criticizes “Lack of Transparency” in Courthouse Fire Fund Transfer
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Milwaukee County Supervisor Michael Mayo, Sr. Criticizes “Lack of Transparency” in Courthouse Fire Fund Transfer

Milwaukee County Supervisor Michael Mayo, Sr., today criticized officials from the Abele administration for a “lack of transparency” about the actual costs of the Milwaukee County Courthouse fire in July, and he called on the County Board to require more answers about the costs.

Photo Gallery: Ground Breaking Day in the Park East
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Ground Breaking Day in the Park East

A flock of public officials turned out to celebrate the Avenir, a $20.7 million, 104-unit mixed-use building that begins construction.

Plenty of Horne: Brookfield Square Welcomes County Buses
Plenty of Horne

Brookfield Square Welcomes County Buses

Unlike Southridge and other suburban malls, Brookfield Square actually runs ads to attract bus-riding city residents.

Milwaukee County Supervisor Michael Mayo, Sr. Sets Event to Benefit Homeless at Dineen Park on Oct 29.
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Milwaukee County Supervisor Michael Mayo, Sr. Sets Event to Benefit Homeless at Dineen Park on Oct 29.

Mayo, Volunteers Will Spend the Night in the Park to Raise Awareness of Homelessness, Gather Needed Winter Clothing and Supplies for Homeless

Supervisors Borkowski, Mayo Say Mall Owner Playing Dangerous Game of “Simon Says”
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Supervisors Borkowski, Mayo Say Mall Owner Playing Dangerous Game of “Simon Says”

The Simon Co., owner and operator of Southridge Mall, says bus passengers are not very welcome.

Supervisor Michael Mayo, Sr. Criticizes Move to Take Away Mental Health Authority From County Board
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Supervisor Michael Mayo, Sr. Criticizes Move to Take Away Mental Health Authority From County Board

Milwaukee County Supervisor Michael Mayo, Sr. today said that any efforts to remove the County Board’s authority over the County’s mental health system are an attempt to place blame on the Board for mismanagement at the Behavioral Health Division.

Milwaukee County Supervisor Michael Mayo, Sr. Questions $1.5 Million Paratransit Error in County’s Executive’s Budget Proposal
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Milwaukee County Supervisor Michael Mayo, Sr. Questions $1.5 Million Paratransit Error in County’s Executive’s Budget Proposal

Milwaukee County Supervisor Michael Mayo, Sr. today questioned a memo from the Fiscal and Budget department stating that a $1.5 million error was made in the County Executive’s 2014 Recommended Budget for Paratransit, creating a deficit that would have to be made up during the budget deliberation process.

Supervisor Michael Mayo, Sr. Criticizes Southridge Management For Moving MCTS Bus Stops Farther from the Mall Entrance
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Supervisor Michael Mayo, Sr. Criticizes Southridge Management For Moving MCTS Bus Stops Farther from the Mall Entrance

Chairman of Transportation, Public Works and Transit Committee Says Decision Will Keep Disabled, Seniors and Others Away from Mall

Op-Ed: In Defense of County Bus System
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In Defense of County Bus System

MTS has done a great job of running county transit and shouldn’t be replaced.

Transit Committee Chairman Michael Mayo, Sr. Challenges Removal of Bus Stops From Shopping Centers
Supervisors Stall $60 Million Park East Proposal

Supervisors Stall $60 Million Park East Proposal

Citing lack of "information," county committee in essence reopens the process of selecting a developer for Park East Block 22.

Murphy’s Law: The Curious Case of Kimberly Walker
Murphy’s Law

The Curious Case of Kimberly Walker

The board is angry at Abele so they fired Walker. Go figure.

Op-Ed: Why Kimberly Walker Was Fired
Op-Ed

Why Kimberly Walker Was Fired

The county board had ample grounds for dismissing the Corporation Counsel.

Supervisor Michael Mayo, Sr. Says Committee Action Shows Confusing Nature of New Law Limiting County Board’s Powers
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Supervisor Michael Mayo, Sr. Says Committee Action Shows Confusing Nature of New Law Limiting County Board’s Powers

Chairman of the Transportation, Public Works & Transit Committee Says Delay of Wauwatosa Water Utility Resolution Caused by Uncertainty About Board’s Role in the Wake of Enactment of Act 14

Supervisor Michael Mayo Sr. Vows to Fight County Board Downsizing
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Supervisor Michael Mayo Sr. Vows to Fight County Board Downsizing

Says Downsizing Would Increase Constituency, Make It Difficult to Represent All Residents

Supervisor Mayo Sounds Alarm on Transit Funding
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Supervisor Mayo Sounds Alarm on Transit Funding

Supervisor Michael Mayo, Sr., District 7, is calling on Milwaukee County residents to contact their state representatives and senators to demand changes to the way Milwaukee County Transit services are funded in the state budget.

Supervisor Mayo Challenges County Executive Claims in State of the County Address
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Supervisor Mayo Challenges County Executive Claims in State of the County Address

Milwaukee County Supervisor Michael Mayo, Sr. challenged several items in the State of the County speech delivered by the county executive on Monday, February 11, 2013 at the Oak Creek Police Department.

Milwaukee County Board Honors Local Social Justice Advocate in Observance of Black History Month
Milwaukee County Accountability Program Promises Better Results for Youth
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Milwaukee County Accountability Program Promises Better Results for Youth

Supervisors Romo West and Mayo Announce Success in Juvenile Detention Program

Results from Today’s Milwaukee County Board Meeting
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Results from Today’s Milwaukee County Board Meeting

A summary of items passed at the county board meeting.

Murphy’s Law: Still Defending the Infamous Pension Plan
Murphy’s Law

Still Defending the Infamous Pension Plan

County Exec Abele wants to cut back the lucrative backdrop provision. Why are supervisors delaying this?

Supervisor Stamper Praises Board for Leadership in Cases Involving Death of a Person in Law Enforcement Custody
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Supervisor Stamper Praises Board for Leadership in Cases Involving Death of a Person in Law Enforcement Custody

Board overwhelmingly approves resolution outlining policy for Medical Examiner’s office

County Board 2013 Budget Blast: Nov. 5, 2012
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County Board 2013 Budget Blast: Nov. 5, 2012

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, under the leadership of Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic, has adopted the 2013 Budget today.

Results from Today’s Milwaukee County Board Meeting
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Results from Today’s Milwaukee County Board Meeting

A summary of items passed at the county board meeting.

Supervisor Mayo, Sr. Commends Mary Ryan Boys & Girls Clubs for Sneak Peek – Promotional Show of the UniverSoul Circus
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Supervisor Mayo, Sr. Commends Mary Ryan Boys & Girls Clubs for Sneak Peek – Promotional Show of the UniverSoul Circus

Milwaukee County Supervisor Michael Mayo, Sr., District 7 has issued the following statement regarding the Sneak Peek – Promotional Show of the UniverSoul Circus

Supervisor Mayo Expresses Concern in Brandon Johnson Case
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Supervisor Mayo Expresses Concern in Brandon Johnson Case

“I would like to express my deepest sympathies to the family of Brandon Johnson. I want them to know my thoughts are with them every step of the way."

MCTS Bikes on Buses Program Soars Past 100,000!
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MCTS Bikes on Buses Program Soars Past 100,000!

Milwaukee, WI – Already this year, 106,314 passengers boarded a Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) bus with their bike.

Rush to Judgement

Rush to Judgement

Whew. A county committee quickly approves a barely-vetted proposal for a new hotel.

Wangard’s Park East Proposal Approved Despite Union Fight

Wangard’s Park East Proposal Approved Despite Union Fight

Once again it was union versus union.

Murphy’s Law: The Media’s $10 Million Error
Murphy’s Law

The Media’s $10 Million Error

The art museum’s plan to repair the War Memorial will cost $25 million, not $15 million. And that’s not all the errors.

Board of Supervisors Lay Over RTA Resolution

Board of Supervisors Lay Over RTA Resolution

This meeting of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors featured the much debated resolution regarding the proposed Regional Transit Authority.

Milwaukee County Committee Fails to Reconsider RTA Vote

Milwaukee County Committee Fails to Reconsider RTA Vote

The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors held a special meeting of the Committee on Transportation, Public Works and Transit to further discuss the proposed RTA. Supervisors Larson and Jursik hoped to put forward a positive response to the proposed RTA in place of the committee's overtly negative response that came out of the last committee meeting.

RTA Meets the Milwaukee County Board – Meeting Recap

RTA Meets the Milwaukee County Board – Meeting Recap

The Milwaukee County Board's Transportation, Public Works, and Transit Committee, chaired by Supervisor Michael Mayo, held a meeting on Wednesday morning to discuss the recommendations approved by the Southeast Wisconsin Regional Transit Authority. Julia Taylor, the Governor's Appointee on the RTA, was on hand to answer questions along with Carl Mueller, the RTA's PR consultant, and Ken Yunker, who has worked closely with the RTA in his role at SEWRPC.

Plenty of Horne: Raclaw to Challenge Veteran in 14th Supervisory District
Plenty of Horne

Raclaw to Challenge Veteran in 14th Supervisory District

Supervisor Nyklewicz will face a rare challenge for his seat when Milwaukee Police detective Sebastian C. J. Raclaw announces his candidacy for the Milwaukee County Supervisor for the 14th District

Murphy’s Law: Which County Board Members Only Work Part-Time?
Murphy’s Law

Which County Board Members Only Work Part-Time?

It was 9 a.m. on a Friday morning in late October of last year when I began calling county supervisors for a story in Milwaukee Magazine.

Murphy’s Law: Is Ament’s Pension Deal Biased Against Blacks?
Murphy’s Law

Is Ament’s Pension Deal Biased Against Blacks?

In the wake of the pension controversy, County Executive F. Thomas Ament has attempted to woo the black community in hopes that strong support there might keep him in office.

Murphy’s Law: How Gary Dobbert’s Buddies Got Yet Another Pension Benefit
Murphy’s Law

How Gary Dobbert’s Buddies Got Yet Another Pension Benefit

It's hard to believe there could be any more scandal associated with the Milwaukee County, but it turns out there was yet another group of insiders handed a neat pension boost by the administration of County Executive F. Thomas Ament.